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Edit Wires PropertyManager

The Edit Wires PropertyManager appears when, after defining paths between connectors in the route sub-assembly, you associate cable/wire data with the paths. The PropertyManager controls the following properties:

Wire From-To List

If you have previously added wire data, either manually or with a from-to list, it appears in Wire From-To List.

If you have not previously added wire data, Wire From-To List is blank.

The icons and color of the text in Wire From-To List indicates the status of the cables, cores, or wires:

Text color



The path for the item is not defined.


The path for the item is defined.


The path for the item contains an error. To display the error message, select the item name, then click Whats Wrong? .

Click to expand a cable listing to show each core.

  • Refresh Wires . If you make many changes to the paths, click to assure that all paths are updated and the route diameters are recalculated.

  • Add Wire . Click to specify the wires and cables to use in the route.

  • Delete Wire . Click to delete a selected item from the list.

  • Whats Wrong? . Click to display error messages for items marked .

  • Replace Wire . Click to replace the selected item with another item. After selecting the new item, you can click:

    • Yes to delete the existing item and replace it with the new item. The new item assumes the path and connectivity data of the item it is replacing.

    • No to keep the existing item, and add the new item. The new item assumes the same path and connectivity data as the existing item.

  • Select path. Click Select path to specify the path for the selected item. The heading of the box becomes Cable, Core, or Wire, followed by the item's specification name. Then:

    1. Select segments in the graphics area to define the path of the item, starting at one connector and ending at another.

    2. Click to move to the next item in Wire From-To List.

    3. Repeat steps a and b until you have defined the path for each cable, core, or wire, then click .

The paths for the items are defined. The cut length of each item appears in angle brackets after the item name. The calculated route diameter updates based on the diameters of the cables or wires you select for each path. The model updates in the graphics area to display approximately the correct diameter.

From-To Parameters

  • Wire/Cable spec. Lists the wire or cable specification for the item currently selected in Wire From-To List.

  • From:

    • Component Ref. Lists the component reference for the "from" end of the currently selected item. To change the component reference, click in Component Ref, select a different component in the graphics area, then click Re-Route Wire(s).

    • Pin (optional). Select or type a pin reference for the "from" end of the currently selected item.

  • To:

    • Component Ref. Lists the component reference for the "to" end of the currently selected item. To change the component reference, click in Component Ref, select a different component in the graphics area, then click Re-Route Wire(s).

    • Pin (optional). Select or type a pin reference for the "to" end of the currently selected item.


Lists the property names and values for the item currently selected in Wire From-To List.

Additional Properties

Lists existing custom electrical properties of the route. You can create additional electrical properties and modify existing properties.

  • Name. Type a name for a new property.

  • Value. Type a value or text expression for a new property.

  • Create/Edit. Click to add the new name and value to the Additional Properties list.

  • More Properties. Click to edit the new and existing properties in a table format.


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